COVID-19 in Virginia

ER Visits for COVID-Like Symptoms

The Virginia Department of Health monitors the percentage of hospital emergency visits by patients who exhibit or report symptoms consistent with COVID-19. While it does not represent confirmed cases, this data is one possible indicator of community spread.


The charts below show that two of five health regions in Virginia are experiencing an increase in the percentage of ER patients reporting COVID-like symptoms.

Central Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Eastern Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Northern Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Northwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Southwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Central Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Eastern Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Northwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Southwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Central Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Eastern Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Northern Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Northwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25

Southwest Region

Weekly Data May 31 to July 25


Notes: The charts show the percent of total emergency room visits in a health district that are due to COVID-Like Illness. This includes visits noting symptoms of fever/viral infection with a respiratory complaint (e.g. cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing), those with a coronavirus or severe respiratory diagnosis, or visits that mention COVID-19 as the reason for visit. These data do not represent confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The lines are colored based on the change in percent from May 31st (the closest date before most of Virginia entered Phase 2 on June 5th) to July 25th: red indicates an increase, green indicates a decrease, and grey indicates no change.

Source: Virginia Department of Health

July 31, 2020